A friend of mine recently introduced me to the type of sushi that I find palatable. She paired the sushi with both a Japanese beer (Sapporo) and also introduced me to a warm Sake and Chambord drink that she aptly titled Purple Haze.
Sake is a fermented rice beverage that traces its roots back to third century Korea. There are over 100 breweries (kura) in Japan. Sake is usually 15-20% alcohol.
Chambord is a black raspberry liqueur. It uses a unique three step process to make the liqueur a high quality product. To make Chambord they perform a double fruit infusion and extraction, marry the flavors and blend the flavors. Chambord is 16.5-23% alcohol.
The Sake and Chambord were served warm in a teapot, giving it an earthy, homey feel. The raspberry flavor kicked the intensity up a notch. The Purple Haze concoction was a fabulous accompaniment to the meal.